Chief Prosecutor of Georgia Otar Partskhaladze was convicted for robbery in 2001 and served a sentence in the prison of Augsburg in Germany. As an additional punishment, he was deprived of the right to serve as a public official, Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulva said in his special statement in the evening of 23 December.
"Chief Prosecutor of Georgia Otar Partskhaladze, born on 18 June 1976, was convicted for robbery by the district court of Augsburg in accordance with Sections 249 and 252 of German Criminal Code on 16 January 2001. Otar Partskhaladze was sentenced to one year and three months in prison in a penitentiary facility in Augsburg, which is located at the address Karmelitengasse 12.
"As an additional punishment, Partskhaladze was deprived of a passive voting right and the right to hold certain positions in public service. This additional punishment is valid until 22 August 2016. The court ruling entered into force on 14 March 2001," Gigi Ugulava said.
Gigi Ugulava demanded that the Georgian Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani apply to the German side for the case of Partskhaladze and immediately suspend the Chief Prosecutor from his service.
"I demand that the Georgian government react immediately and that the Justice Minister, as the authorized person, apply for the Partskhaladze case to corresponding competent body of Germany, and that Otar Partskhaladze be suspended from his current office until after society has received full answer about that criminal offence in committing of which the current Chief Prosecutor of Georgia was found guilty," Gigi Ugulava declared.